Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria focused on World Cup

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Real Madrid winger, Angel Di Maria, has insisted that he is completely oblivious to the rumours linking him with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu and that his prime focus for the next few weeks is to help his country win their first World Cup since 1986, as reported by the Marca.

The transfer rumour-mill has been gathering pace during the World Cup with a host of top players been linked with big money moves.

Di Maria transfer

Angel Di Maria is one of those names flying around and considering he has just come off the back of his best season with Champions League winners Real Madrid, the Argentine international has caught the attention of a number of top clubs around Europe.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has stressed that no new resources will be arriving and no players will be leaving the Bernabeu until after the showpiece in Brazil. 

Ancelotti's comments suggested that the manager was trying to take as much attention as possible away from the players involved in the tournament, like Di Maria, however he did go on to mention that if a club makes an offer for the winger that gets the board's heads spinning, he could very well be on his way.

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That figure could very well be around €50 million for the Argentinian, or perhaps higher if he can go on and inspire his country to victory in Brazil.

Di Maria has been a long term target for a number of clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United, however at that price, a lot of interest will drop out of the race.

Juventus and Monaco step up interest

Rumour has it, Serie A champions, Juventus, and Principality based Monaco, have both put in reasonable bids for the player, however Di Maria has insisted he knows nothing about them after instructing his agent to not discuss anything with him until after the World Cup.

"I've asked my agent not to tell me anything about the talks he's having. I don't know what's going to happen with my career. I don't want to know anything about my future right now. I'm focusing on my national team and not on what's going on elsewhere", the player said.

"My teammates and I don't read or listen to all the things being said in the media. We're just thinking about ourselves and the unity of the group", Di Maria stressed.

A player with plenty of skill

The player is no stranger to the situation after gaining through similar attention during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

At the time the player was linked with a big money move from Benfica to Real Madrid and he claimed that the speculation at the time was a very unwelcome distraction, effecting his performance during the tournament, something he does not want to repeat this time around.

"I was disappointed after South Africa. I couldn't perform as well as I wanted. I don't want the same to happen in this World Cup. I want to get my head down and give my best for my team", he added.

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